• Credit Cards

    Capital One Venture Adds Miles Transfer Partners

    Capital One has finally introduced airline transfer partners to its popular Venture credit card. In the past, I’ve been critical of Venture for being nothing more than an expensive cash back credit card marketed as a travel card. That ends with this new benefit. Capital One Venture earns 2x miles on all purchases and 10x miles on eligible purchases on Each mile can still be redeemed towards $.01 of travel purchased with the card. In that respect, the cash back feature of the card still exists. Now, miles can also be transferred to airline partners at a ratio of 1.5 airline partner miles for every 2 Venture miles. This…

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    Increased Signup Bonus for Capital One Venture

    Capital One is rolling out an increased bonus offer for its Venture travel rewards credit card. You can now earn 50,000 bonus miles (increased from 40,000) after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Depending on which online link you use, the annual fee is $59 or $95 but waived the first year. Link to $59 annual fee AND 50,000 mile bonus What are Reward “Miles”? Although Capital One uses the word “miles” to describe the rewards that you earn when you spend using this card, Venture is more like a cash back card. Each “mile” is worth 1 cent towards travel purchases charged to the card. This…

  • Credit Scores

    Make Sense of Your Free Credit Scores

    Is your shirt size medium or large? How about your dress size? Or your shoe size? Very often, your size depends on what store you’re shopping in. Believe it or not, the same goes for your credit scores. They’re different depending on where you get them from. I’ll show you how to make sense of your free credit scores, how they’re calculated, and which ones are more meaningful than others. What is a Credit Score? Your credit score is a 3 digit number that represents your creditworthiness to lenders. The higher the number, the more creditworthy you are. This score is derived from all of the data that’s in your…